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“Exposure to Internet Pornography among Children and Adolescents: A National Survey”

Posted on July 12, 2017, in Internet, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: Exposure to Internet Pornography among Children and Adolescents: A National Survey
Publication: CyberPsychology & Behavior
Author: Ybarra, Michele L., and Kimberly Mitchell
Date: 10/18/2005

ABSTRACT Estimates suggest that up to 90% or more youth between 12 and 18 years have access to the Internet. Concern has been raised that this increased accessibility may lead to a rise in pornography seeking among children and adolescents, with potentially serious ramifications for child and adolescent sexual development. Using data from the Youth […]

“Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis”

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Relationships, Research

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Title: Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis
Publication: Human Communication Research
Author: Wright, Paul J., Elyssa Klannm, Ashley Kraus, and Robert S. Tokunaga
Date: 03/02/2017

Abstract A classic question in the communication literature is whether pornography consumption affects consumers’ satisfaction. The present paper represents the first attempt to address this question via meta-analysis. Fifty studies collectively including more than 50,000 participants from 10 countries were located across the interpersonal domains of sexual and relational satisfaction and the intrapersonal domains of […]

“Associative Pathways between Pornography Consumption and Reduced Sexual Satisfaction”

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: Associative Pathways between Pornography Consumption and Reduced Sexual Satisfaction
Publication: Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Author: Wright, Paul J., Chyng Sun, Nicola J. Steffen, and Robert S. Tokunaga
Date: 05/09/2017

ABSTRACT Social and clinical psychologists are increasingly examining the influence of pornography on sexual health outcomes. An important sexual health outcome that some scholars have suggested is influenced by pornography is sexual satisfaction. Guided by sexual script theory, social comparison theory, and informed by prior research on pornography, socialization, and sexual satisfaction, the present survey […]

“Men’s Objectifying Media Consumption, Objectification of Women, and Attitudes Supportive of Violence against Women”

Posted on July 3, 2017, in Men, Research, Sexual Violence, Women

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Title: Men’s Objectifying Media Consumption, Objectification of Women, and Attitudes Supportive of Violence against Women
Publication: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Author: Wright, Paul J., and Robert S. Tokunaga
Date: 11/19/2015

Abstract A recent White House Council Report on Women and Girls called attention to sexual assault on college campuses and encouraged continued research on this important public health problem. Media that sexually objectify women have been identified by feminist scholars as encouraging of sexual assault, but some researchers question why portrayals that do not feature […]

“Internet Pornography Exposure and Risky Sexual Behavior among Adult Males in the United States”

Posted on July 1, 2017, in Internet, Physiological, Research

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Title: Internet Pornography Exposure and Risky Sexual Behavior among Adult Males in the United States
Publication: Computers in Human Behavior
Author: Wright, Paul J., and Ashley K. Randall
Date: 07/01/2012

Abstract Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to pose a threat to the public health in the United States. Many sexual behaviors increase an individual’s risk of STI contraction. Chief among these are having unprotected sex, having sex with multiple partners, and either paying for sex or having sex for pay. The present study used General […]

“A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure. Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness”

Posted on June 29, 2017, in Psychological, Relationships, Research

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Title: A Longitudinal Analysis of US Adults’ Pornography Exposure. Sexual Socialization, Selective Exposure, and the Moderating Role of Unhappiness
Publication: Journal of Media Psychology
Author: Wright, Paul J
Date: 08/31/2012

Abstract Several studies have explored whether pornography exposure is associated with a casual approach to sex. Much of this research, however, has been cross-sectional, has assessed only straightforward exposure–casual sex associations, and has employed convenience samples of adolescents. This study employed nationally representative longitudinal data from the General Social Survey to explore whether casual sex […]

“Exposure to X-Rated Movies and Adolescent’s Sexual and Contraceptive-Related Attitudes and Behaviors”

Posted on June 26, 2017, in Research, Teens

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Title: Exposure to X-Rated Movies and Adolescent’s Sexual and Contraceptive-Related Attitudes and Behaviors
Publication: Pediatrics
Author: Wingood, Gina M., Suzy Davies, Ralph J. DiClemente, Kathy Harrington,, Edward W. Hook, and M. Kim Oh
Date: 05/01/2001

Abstract Objectives. To examine the association between exposure to X-rated movies and teens’ contraceptive attitudes and behaviors. Methods. Black females, 14 to 18 years old (n = 522) were recruited from adolescent medicine clinics, health departments, and school health clinics. Results. Exposure to X-rated movies was reported by 29.7% of adolescents. Exposure to X-rated movies […]

“Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students”

Posted on June 22, 2017, in Men, Relationships, Research, Women

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Title: Associations between Relational Sexual Behaviour, Pornography Use, and Pornography Acceptance among US College Students
Publication: Culture, Health, and Sexuality
Author: Willoughby, Brian J., Jason S. Carroll, Larry J. Nelson, and Laura M. Padilla-Walker
Date: 07/14/2014

Abstract Pornography use among emerging adults in the USA has increased in recent decades, as has the acceptance of such consumption. While previous research has linked pornography use to both positive and negative outcomes in emerging adult populations, few studies have investigated how attitudes toward pornography may alter these associations, or how examining pornography use […]

“Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People’s Intimate Relationships: A European Study”

Posted on June 20, 2017, in Research, Sexting, Teens

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Title: Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People’s Intimate Relationships: A European Study
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: Stanley, Nicky, Nadia Aghtaie, Christine Barter, Alba Lanau, Cath Larkins, Carolina Ӧverlien, and Marsha Wood
Date: 03/06/2016

Abstract New technology has made pornography increasingly accessible to young people, and a growing evidence base has identified a relationship between viewing pornography and violent or abusive behavior in young men. This article reports findings from a large survey of 4,564 young people aged 14 to 17 in five European countries which illuminate the relationship […]

“Is Sexual Content in New Media Linked to Sexual Risk Behaviour in Young People? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”

Posted on June 17, 2017, in Research, Sexting, Teens

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Title: Is Sexual Content in New Media Linked to Sexual Risk Behaviour in Young People? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Publication: Sexual Health
Author: Smith, Lucy Watchirs, Bette Liu, Louisa Degenhardt, Juliet Richters, George Patton, Handan Wand, Donna Cross, et al
Date: 08/11/2016

Abstract Background: Social networking and digital media increasingly have an impact on the lives of young people. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies that examined the relationship between exposure to sexually explicit websites (SEWs) and ‘sexting’ (i.e. sending semi-nude or nude photos from a mobile phone) and the sexual attitudes and practices […]